With her, the Queen sent a trusted com panion, who from the childhood of both, had served the little princess faithfully. Very glad was the princess to take her good servant with her; and both set forth in fine spirits. But alas! Sometimes even a most trusted friend will prove a traitor. N o sooner had these two journeyers gone beyond the limits of their own country, than this long-trusted servant began to prove her wickedness by most cruel treatment of the princess.